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I’ve squeed several times these last couple of days. That sounds vaguely disturbing doesn’t it? Kind of like an embarrassing bodily accident happened. Squeeing excitedly in public could be embarrassing but at least it’s not smelly or messy.

There have been three squees to be more precise.

Squee one. I got an annoucement in the mail from the University of Minnesota about who will be doing the fall Esther Freier Endowed Lecture, a wonderful thing that is free and open to the public. I’ve seen Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson and a number of other stellar authors because of this lecture. So imagine the squee when I saw: Claudia Rankine and Marilynne Robinson in Conversation! It’s the evening of October 19th. Bookman has promised to pick me up directly at work with a traveling dinner so we can go camp out in order to get good seats. It is an unticketed event and seating is first come, first served.

Squee two. Margaret Atwood is doing comics! Angel Catbird was published earlier this month. Why did I not know this was going to happen before it happened? Why is the month half over and I do not have this? I was going to borrow it from the library but there is a long holds queue so I decided that since it is Atwood, who is among my top ten favorite writers, I am going to buy my own copy.

Squee three. Squirrel Girl might be coming to TV! Rumor has it that a new show called New Warriors is being shopped around. The show is about a team of junior Avengers whose roster included Doreen Green, aka Squirrel Girl! She kicks butts and eats nuts! How fun is that going to be!

I am sure you will agree these things are all squee worthy!

What has made you squee lately?